Region: Greece

Greek authority continues dawn raids surge

Greece’s Competition Commission has raided several companies in the school equipment market based on concerns they breached resale price maintenance rules, confirming a shift in policy that has seen it increase the number of office inspections it launches.

17 September 2021

Greek market study finds weaknesses in EU platform regulation

Greece’s Competition Commission has released an interim report in its e-commerce sector inquiry, which highlights the possible prevalence of resale price maintenance and weaknesses in EU regulation.

03 August 2021

Greece consults on regulatory “sandbox” for sustainability initiatives

Greece’s Competition Commission is seeking feedback on plans to establish a regulatory sandbox that would allow businesses to test and pursue sustainability agreements without the fear of violating competition rules.

16 July 2021

EU enforcer emphasises sustainability considerations in predatory pricing probe

The European Commission has opened an abuse of dominance investigation into Greece's largest electricity supplier over suspicions it charged predatory prices, while making a point to flag how the possible infringement may have chilled investment in greener energy.

17 March 2021

Greece

Featured in GCR 100 2021

A shake-up of the board at Greece’s Competition Commission in the summer of 2019 has not halted a steady flow of behavioural and merger work for the country’s antitrust bar.

11 December 2020

Greek enforcer adds voice to sustainability push

Greece’s Competition Commission has promised to draft new guidelines to encourage sustainability-driven cooperation agreements, while also assessing pro-environmental benefits to consumers as a non-price factor during antitrust probes and merger reviews.

17 September 2020

Clifford Chance rejigs greater China competition practice

Richard Blewett, who heads up Clifford Chance’s greater China competition team, will head back to the firm’s Brussels office this summer.

06 March 2020

Greek enforcer proposes press regulator

Greece’s competition enforcer has suggested the government create a new regulator to ensure transparency and fair competition for publishers distributing news and other media.

15 January 2020

Greece accepts Diageo commitments

Greece’s competition authority has accepted commitments from an alcoholic drinks company in response to its concerns that the company’s contracts with bars and restaurants were anticompetitive.

09 January 2020

Greece fines FrieslandCampina €3.3 million

Greece’s competition authority has fined a dairy cooperative €3.3 million for participating in a vertical agreement that fixed resale prices and imposed a non-compete clause on its distributors.

07 January 2020

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